Bayonetta and Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle Announced for Consoles

Ten years after their original debut, Bayonetta and Sam Gideon return once more in the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One, set to launch on February 18, 2020! This bundle, available for $39.99 in physical or digital format, comes with both the original Bayonetta and Vanquish, remastered in 4K resolution at 60fps on PlayStation 4 Pro and Xbox One X.

A Bewitching Physical Offering
We’re thrilled to announce a collaboration with Weapons Van to celebrate both games’ anniversaries in style. All physical copies of the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle come in an embossed SteelBook featuring brand-new key art for both Bayonetta and Vanquish.

This art was created especially for the 10th anniversary by artist Dan Dussault, with supervision by Bayonetta director Hideki Kamiya, PlatinumGames, and SEGA.

Pre-orders for the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle for PlayStation 4 and Xbox One are available today through all major retailers.

A One-Two Punch of PlayStation 4 Themes
For PlayStation 4 players who prefer to build their digital library, two themes are available for purchasing the Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Bundle on the PlayStation Store:

• Bayonetta & Vanquish Theme – available instantly for all digital pre-orders, will not be available at or after launch.

• Bayonetta & Vanquish 10th Anniversary Theme – available for a limited time for all pre-orders and purchases up to March 3, 2020 – two weeks after launch.

About Bayonetta
Experience the genesis of the Bayonetta series with the cult classic, original action-adventure game. The tantalizing Umbra Witch rises from the depths after half a millennium in slumber with no recollection of her mysterious past. Immediately thrust into battle, she must vanquish her countless enemies to piece together the truth.

Take advantage of Bayonetta’s arsenal of skills including shapeshifting into various animal forms, summoning demons with her hair, and exercising her mastery of the bullet arts. Hack, slash, and open fire upon hordes of celestial foes in this wickedly charming action-packed adventure.

About Vanquish
The hit sci-fi shooter returns. An overpopulated Earth suffocating under limited resources looks to Providence, the solar-powered space colony for support. When Providence is suddenly taken over by a mutinous group and its technology used to devastate cities, it’s up to a specially trained unit of space marines to reclaim the colony.

Equipped with BLADE, the experimental weapon system that can scan, copy, and save up to three existing weapons, DARPA agent Sam Gideon must infiltrate Providence, defeat legions of future-tech foes, and disable the energy transmitter threatening life on Earth.

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Minecraft Bedrock Version Coming to PS4

Bedrock is coming to PlayStation 4 tomorrow! “Kelsey,” you gasp in horror, “you’ve given away the whole article in the first sentence.” Don’t worry, beloved reader of PlayStation Blog, there is always more!

“So how is this different from the version of Minecraft I can already play on my PS4?” The difference is that the Bedrock version of Minecraft is the unified version of the game that offers the same experience across all consoles. All that glorious, unified code means that you’ll be playing the same game as your pals on Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Windows 10, and mobile! So, yes – that means you get cross-play between those different consoles. Not just that, PS4 players now also have access to the Minecraft Marketplace — a source for worlds, skins, mini-games, and mash up packs! So you’re going to have not just a better Minecraft experience than ever before, but more Minecraft than ever.

“What if I already own Minecraft on PS4, do I need to buy the game again to get the Bedrock version?” Short answer: No! The next time you start Minecraft, the new update will install automatically and free of charge. This update will never expire, and all game purchases after today for PS4 will always be for this new version.

We call this update ‘Buzzy Bees’ (or 1.14) and it’ll be arriving on PS4 tomorrow at 8am PST. Hope to see you in the Overworld soon!

Kelsey Howard – Senior Creative Writer, Mojang

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2K Announces New Bioshock Studio – Cloud Chamber

2K today announced the founding of Cloud Chamber, the newest, wholly owned game development studio under the Company’s publishing label. A collective of storytellers eager to push the frontlines of interactive entertainment by making unique, entertaining and thoughtful experiences that engage the world, Cloud Chamber will build its team at two locations: 2K’s San Francisco Bay Area headquarters in Novato, Calif., as well as in Montréal, Québec, which marks the first-ever Canadian office for a 2K studio. In addition, 2K announced that Cloud Chamber has started to work on the next iteration of the globally acclaimed BioShock franchise, which will be in development for the next several years.

“As we continue growing our product portfolio, we remain inspired by opportunities to invest further in our valuable IP, great people and their collective, long-term potential,” said David Ismailer, President of 2K. “BioShock is one of the most beloved, critically praised and highest-rated franchises of the last console generation*. We can’t wait to see where its powerful narrative and iconic, first-person shooter gameplay head in the future with our new studio team at Cloud Chamber leading the charge.”

A 22-year industry veteran with more than 40 games shipped to date, Kelley Gilmore will serve as Cloud Chamber’s Global Studio Head and be the first woman in 2K history to launch and lead a development studio. Her wealth of experience transcends executive production, marketing direction and public relations management, including nearly two decades of service to another of 2K’s wholly owned studios, Firaxis Games, on franchises such as Sid Meier’s Civilization and XCOM. Her role is based in Novato.

“We founded Cloud Chamber to create yet-to-be-discovered worlds – and their stories within – that push the boundaries of what is possible in the video game medium,” said Kelley Gilmore, Global Studio Head, Cloud Chamber. “Our team believes in the beauty and strength of diversity, in both the makeup of the studio and the nature of its thinking. We are a deeply experienced group of game makers, including many responsible for BioShock’s principal creation, advancement and longstanding notoriety, and honored to be part of the 2K family as stewards of this iconic franchise.”

Gilmore has tapped Ken Schachter to be Cloud Chamber’s Studio Manager in Montréal. An executive with extensive experience in development, production, technology and creative roles, Schachter will also be an ambassador for both the studio and 2K in establishing a significant Company presence in Montréal. Prior to joining 2K, Schachter served as General Manager for Zynga in Toronto, as well as founded independent game developer and publisher Trapdoor. He has also held notable positions with companies such as Gameloft, Autodesk and more.

Cloud Chamber’s decision to open a new office in Montréal was supported by the Gouvernement du Québec and Montréal International.

Cloud Chamber will join the Company’s family of wholly-owned development teams, including Visual Concepts, Firaxis Games, Hangar 13, Cat Daddy Games and 2K Silicon Valley. Those interested in pursuing career opportunities with the new studio may visit the Cloud Chamber website or 2K Careers for more information.

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Gungrave G.O.R.E Delayed to 2020

A message from Gungrave G.O.R.E general director Kay and producer Jun

Gungrave G.O.R.E was going to be released in December 2019 but we have moved the release date to 2020.

The trailer we have revealed during Tokyo Game Show 2019 hit one million views in two weeks. As of today, the trailer hit five million views globally. This has motivated us so much.

Fans of previous titles keep supporting us and those who didn’t know what Gungrave was are now showing interest in us, which gave us the drive to “make the game even cooler than we wanted to make.” We’ve had hardships and will face even more in the future, but we will not give up and will present you with “cooler game.”

We would like to mention Sony Interactive Entertainment, Epic Games, Nightow Yasuhiro, Digic Pictures, and all the users who showed us support and wait for the game. We would like to thank all of them for supporting us. Our dream to make this game amazing has become even firmer than before.

We’ve been on the hunt for talented artists and developers to raise the quality of the game. It took us some time to find them, but we were so lucky to find those who agree with, support, and want to be part of our dream with their abilities. We are confident that the quality will be enhanced working with them and because we get to work with them, those hardships felt like nothing.

Mr. Kamikokyuryo, Mr. Benoit, Mr. Robert, and our new signing, Mr. Kawamura gave us new inspiration and with them, we are making something great together. As we were looking into our new members and Gungrave G.O.R.E, we realized we can make something greater than we originally planned. We are moving forward with the thought of “make something greater.”

As we went through all these processes, we realized that it isn’t possible to release the game in December 2019. It can be said by anyone, but we decided to move the date because we believe that we can come up with something great with amazing quality.

We will release Gungrave G.O.R.E in 2020. Our staff have the same goal and dream. Therefore, we have great teamwork within the team we have. I apologize to those who were looking forward to the game. However, we will come up with something great, so stay tuned!

It’s almost Christmas! I hope you guys have a wonderful holiday!

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Tekken 7 DLC Characters Ganryu and Fahkumram Announced

Bandai Namco has announced Tekken 7 downloadable content characters Ganryu and Fahkumram, as well as a expanded “Frame Data Display” feature and a new stage for Season Pass 3.

Ganryu and the expanded Frame Data Display feature are due out alongside the previously announced character Leroy Smith this winter, while brand new character Fahkumram and the additional stage are due out in spring 2020.

Tekken 7 is available now for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and PC.

About the game:

Discover the epic conclusion of the Mishima clan and unravel the reasons behind each step of their ceaseless fight. Powered by Unreal Engine 4, TEKKEN 7 features stunning story-driven cinematic battles and intense duels that can be enjoyed with friends and rivals alike through innovative fight mechanics.

Love, Revenge, Pride. Everyone has a reason to fight. Values are what define us and make us human, regardless of our strengths and weaknesses. There are no wrong motivations, just the path we choose to take.

Expand your fighter’s journey by purchasing the Tekken 7 Season Pass separately and gain access to stunning additional content

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PUBG Mobile Settings Guide For Best Graphics and Performance

PUBG Mobile can run on almost all budget smartphones, but you do need to figure what are the optimal settings for good performance on your phone. After all, you want to make sure you have every advantage you can to win that chicken dinner. So, here’s a guide to explain what the different settings mean and help you choose the best settings for your device.

Framerate

The framerate means the number of frames that show up on your screen every second. If your framerate is low, the game will seem laggy. One of the most important things to keep in mind is to make sure your framerate is high and stable, and to do that set it to Ultra/Extreme, whichever is the highest available option in your phone.

Graphics

The higher the framerate, the smoother the game will look, and that will help improve your gameplay as well. One of the ways to ensure a high framerate is to lower your graphics setting. And people do like to keep their settings low so they can spot enemies more easily. For that, keep your Graphics setting on Smooth. You can try Balanced too, but we recommend Smooth as it also unlocks the Extreme option for framerate. Your game won’t look beautiful, but you will be closer to winning a chicken dinner for sure.

Style

In the Style setting, we recommend using the ‘Colorful’ option. This is more or less subjective, but the Colorful option has higher contrast due to which the colours pop out more and it may help you spot enemies more easily.

Anti-Aliasing

Anti-aliasing helps improving object edges by making them smoother. With this setting off, you can notice that the edges are jaggy and a little off-looking. This makes the game look a lot better, but it does take a toll on the overall performance, bringing your FPS down.

Below that you’ll also find the ‘Auto-adjust’ option, but we suggest you leave that turned off because we’re manually adjusting the settings to focus on high framerate.

That should make sure you have an optimal graphics experience getting into PUBG Mobile.

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PUBG VS Free Fire – Which One is For You?

PUBG Mobile and Free Fire are two of the most popular games on smartphones right now, and if you’re planning to get into either of them, trying to figure out which one suits you the most might not be very easy to do. That’s why we’ve prepared this guide comparing the two games to help you out. Let’s see what both games have to offer, shall we?

Characters

Free Fire has a lot of characters. You start off with two free characters and can unlock more as you play. Most of the characters can be unlocked by normally progressing through the game. You can even buy them, should you choose, and some can even be obtained via login bonus. But some characters are locked behind a paywall in that you need to buy them with diamonds, which in turn are purchased with real-world currency.

Additionally, each character in Free Fire has their unique skill or ability. And you can unlock more by leveling up the character. Depending on your playstyle, you can level up the corresponding skills and double down on it.

On the other hand, PUBG Mobile is quite simple. The battle royale mode has no character system. Everyone has the same character, though you can change the appearance. Everyone starts out the same and there are no skills to unlock. There are characters in the Evo mode, but they can’t be used in the Battle Royale.

The Battle Royale Mode

PUBG has made battle royale the most popular game mode in India and a lot of other countries. In PUBG Mobile’s Battle Royale mode, 100 players drop on a map and the aim is to be the last man or the last squad standing. It’s a simple concept: escape from the Blue Zone, kill your enemies, stay away from the red areas and survive till the end.

In Free Fire, there are only 50 players in a match, and the map is much smaller. So not only do the matches are shorter, you can get into combat much faster because of the smaller map.

Both games have a pretty good variety of weapons, skins and attachments. So which one should you go for?

Even people who are not really into gaming are somewhat familiar with PUBG Mobile. So if you’re just looking to dabble into games with your friends, PUBG Mobile is your best bet as you can easily find people to play with and chances are some of your friends are already playing it. Additionally, PUBG Mobile has a much bigger esports scene right now, so you can even take part in tournaments should you want to.

On the other hand, Free Fire has a lot of unique things to add to the battle royale formula, like characters. The matches are shorter and fast-paced, unlike PUBG where one game can take a while. With the different skills and weapons, you can experiment a lot more in Free Fire, especially if you like trying out different playstyles.

In the end, irrespective of which game you pick, you can always take part in the tournaments for it on GamingMonk.

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Action RPG Immortal Planet Coming To PS4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch

On the icy surface of a forgotten planet stand ruined tombs where immortals sleep. While sleepless warriors roam the halls with their minds eroded by eternity, a lone Awakewalker emerges from cryosleep. With no memory of their past, it’s up to them to forge their future, discover the planet’s mysteries, and find a way out of this icy hell.

Fight against challenging enemies with complex behaviurs while exploring levels built around single checkpoints. Gather Experiences from fallen enemies to upgrade your character. Fight and die repeatedly, but never lose progress by recovering Experiences lost upon death. Explore the world to discover the story and find many items, spells and weapons that will give you an edge against demanding boss enemies.

Key Features

  • Souls-like Progression – Recover Experiences lost upon death and use them to upgrade your character. Customize your playstyle with dozens of items and spells.
  • Methodical Combat – Patience and focus are much more important than reflexes. Block, dodge and tackle enemies while managing your stamina. You can see enemy stamina and exploit it to stun them when they are exhausted.
  • Tight Level Design – Levels are designed around single checkpoints from which you explore the area around it. Levels feature many unlockable shortcuts so you are always progressing no matter what.
  • Intense Boss Fights – Every level features a powerful boss enemy. Fights with these enemies are multi-stage struggles that are a real test of skill and determination.

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Demons with Shotguns Coming to PS4 on December 17

About

The ultimate couch fragger gibfest! Armed with a powerful boomstick and bullet deflecting shield, up to four players wage unholy war against each other as they compete for souls in nine different local multiplayer game modes (wave mode for one-to-two players also included) across four realms and 40 arenas. This is demonic local multiplayer action at its bloodiest!

Key Features

  • Frantic local multiplayer arena shooting action for one-to-four players.
  • Multiple game modes, including free-for-all, team based, and co-op.
  • Not just shooting! Master the art of dashing, bullet-deflecting, and shotgun jumping.
  • Use tarot cards to gain special temporary powers or curse your opponents.
  • Six playable characters: Demon, Deceiver, Death, Preacher, Nun, Angel.
  • Fight in 40 arenas, each with their own environmental hazards and mechanics.
  • Original soundtrack by VHS Glitch, famed synthwave composer.
  • Featuring the epic voice of Jon Bailey from Honest Trailers.

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Google Play Store Best Games of 2019

Google has revealed the Play Store’s best games of 2019, and the range of games is pretty impressive. Let’s check out which ones are the top ones, shall we?

Best Game: Call of Duty Mobile

To nobody’s surprise, the best game on the Play Store this year is Call of Duty Mobile. The game has been a global hit since its release earlier this year. And a lot of that has to do with the timing of the game’s launch, which came right around when people were getting a little tired of PUBG.

It has a battle royale mode with additional features, like classes and zombies. Additionally, it has other modes like the PC and console versions of Call of Duty, like Deathmatch, Domination etc. And now they’ve added the Zombie mode too, giving the players everything they’d want to try.

Best Competitive Game: Brawl Stars

Talking about competitive games, they don’t have one clear winner but rather a few of the top games like Brawl Stars and Call of Duty Mobile. Apart from that there are some other games as well, like Dark Sword 2 which is a fighting game, Shadowgun Legends and Stick Cricket Live.

Best Indie Game: #Drive

The next category is Indie Games, which has games made by smaller, independent studios. The top game here is #Drive which is an endless runner like Temple Run where you have to keep going on and get a high score. The graphics and gameplay are pretty cool. Apart from that, there’s another game called Fly This in which you are an air traffic controller and your aim is to help airplanes land. The final game in this list is Golf Peaks which is a really interesting and challenging game.

Best Casual Games

The next list is for casual games. At the top of this list is Ludo All-Stars since it’s played by a lot of people and it’s really easy to get into. Apart from that, there’s a game called 1945 which is like an old-school shooter in which you need to shoot other planes down. It’s simple and yet incredibly fun.

Best Innovative Games

Last but not least, we have the best innovative games, which something different or unique in them. The first game in this list is Alt-Frequencies. In this you need to listen to the radio and solve mysteries. It’s a unique concept and can be fun.

Another game in this list is Dungeon Faster in which you need to fight and progress through dungeons, levelling up your hero. The twist is that the fights happen with cards like a strategy game. Plus, it has cool graphics too.

The final game in this list is Assassin’s Creed Rebellion which is a strategy game. In this you can carry out missions by creating your own team of assassins.

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